WELCOME TO MY HOME ON THE WEB
PUBLICATION DATE ANNOUNCED: A BEELINE TO MURDER, a cozy for mystery lovers is scheduled to be released September 2015 from Kensington Publishing! The book debuts the Henny Penny Farmette series.
PUBLICATION DATE ANNOUNCED: DOODLE YOUR DESTINY, DRAW YOUR DREAMS INTO REALITY coming January 2, 2015 from Adams Media
LIFE INFORMS MY ART: I blog about living on the real Henny Penny Farmette, east of the San Francisco Bay where my real life informs my mystery series world.
HELP FOR YOUR PROJECT: I enjoy working with aspiring authors who might benefit from a professional critique of their current writing projects or would like help in developing a nonfiction book, novel, or screenplay. Just send me an email.
TAKE A LOOK AT MY BOOK LIST
Most are available on Amazon.com, through various bookstores such as Barnes & Noble and and other brick-and-mortar stores, or through the publishing companies that produced the books. My passion is writing. In economic downturns, readers want positive messages. Others want spiritually uplifting books. These ideas resonate with my own heart, so many of my nonfiction books offer insights for improving the life you are living and creating the life of your dreams.
My novels are in the style of the cozy mystery, made famous by Agatha Christie. The Henny Penny Farmette series features sleuth Abigail Mackenzie, former cop turned farmette owner, who struggles to make a go of a run-down property by selling honey from her bee hives, heirloom organic fruits and vegetables, and eggs. And occasionally, she also does part-time investigative work for the local district attorney’s office in idyllic Las Flores. When murder comes to their small town, Abby and Sugar, her adopted dog, often find themselves embroiled in the case, helping the cops and grieving family members sniff out the killer’s identity.
FOR DETAILS ABOUT FARMETTE LIFE, READ MY BLOG
I also blog about living close to the earth, growing organic foods, caring for honeybees and chickens, making jams, recycling materials (instead of dumping them into landfills), and sustainable living on my Henny Penny Farmette.com website. I blog regularly about the life I’m now living on a half acre of land in an inland valley east of the San Francisco Bay. The blog is chocked full of recipes, photos, gardening tips, almanac sayings, and much more. The adventures and misadventures of daily life on the farmette provide plenty of material for my frequent blogs.
DISCOVER TIPS FOR WRITING WELL
Periodically on this site, I offer insights, strategies, and tips to improve your writing. Whether you are interested in creating dynamic dialogue, compelling characters, innovative plots, or scenes that sizzle, check the blog here for tips, insights, secret strategies, and no-nonsense help.